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Manchester United's Alexis Sanchez reacts during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Old Trafford stadium in Manchester, England, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
September 24, 2018 - 5:21 am
LONDON (AP) — After a rare tournament-free summer and with a full preseason under his belt, Alexis Sanchez was expected to be a key performer for Manchester United in the early weeks of the Premier League. He'd be fresh while other teammates fought weariness from the World Cup. Finally, we'd see...
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September 24, 2018 - 5:03 am
PARIS (AP) — A woman will win the most prestigious individual trophy in soccer for the first time this year. Awarded every year by France Football magazine since Stanley Matthews won it in 1956, the Ballon d'Or for the best player of the year will be given to both a woman and a man on Dec. 3 in...
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Texas Rangers' Adrian Beltre tips his cap to the Seattle Mariners bench after being relieved at third base during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Jim Cowsert)
September 24, 2018 - 1:58 am
It was a weekend to honor a couple of baseball's distinguished sluggers. Adrian Beltre received a standing ovation in the Texas Rangers' home finale Sunday. The star third baseman's future is uncertain, but the fans showed their appreciation in case this turns out to be his final season. There was...
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FILE - In this July 30, 2018, file photo, LeBron James speaks at the opening ceremony for the I Promise School in Akron, Ohio. The NBA offseason is over. Media day - the day where most of the league's 30 teams will have players and coaches answer questions about how they spent their summer vacation and discuss other more-pertinent matters - is Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, around the league. James will draw much attention as he speaks in a Los Angeles Lakers jersey. (AP Photo/Phil Long, File)
September 24, 2018 - 1:38 am
The NBA offseason is over. Media day — the day where most of the league's 30 teams will have players and coaches answer questions about how they spent their summer vacation and discuss other more-pertinent matters — is Monday around the league. Dallas and Philadelphia got their media-day...
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Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews (52) reacts to his penalty after tackling Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
September 24, 2018 - 1:30 am
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Sure does seem as if "When is a sack just a sack?" is quickly becoming the NFL's new "Did that player lower his helmet too much?" or "What, exactly, is a catch?" It's a fundamental element of football — how a pass-rusher is allowed to bring a QB down to the ground — and no one...
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September 24, 2018 - 1:28 am
SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Spain (AP) — It was a historic day for African teams in the Women's Basketball World Cup. Senegal became the first African country to win a pool game, beating Latvia 70-69 on Sunday. Hours later, Nigeria followed suit, getting its first win ever in the tournament. "It's a...
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Philadelphia Eagles' Carson Wentz looks to pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
September 24, 2018 - 1:21 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carson Wentz eluded defenders, scrambled, threw his body around and played the same way he has throughout his career. He's all the way back. Playing his first game since he tore two ligaments in his left knee last Dec. 10, Wentz had no fear and no hesitation, even on a wet,...
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New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, left, and Detroit Lions head coach Matt Patricia meet after their teams' NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Detroit. The Lions won 26-10. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)
September 23, 2018 - 10:57 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Matt Patricia beat mentor Bill Belichick, seemingly making all the right moves to help the Detroit Lions defeat the New England Patriots 26-10 Sunday night. "I'm sure it meant a lot, his first win as a head coach," Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford said. "Probably no sweeter than...
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Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford throws during the first half of an NFL football game against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)
September 23, 2018 - 10:02 pm
The Latest on the third Sunday of the NFL regular season (all times EDT): 11 p.m. For the first time since 2013, the Detroit Lions have a 100-yard rusher. Rookie Kerryon Johnson is at 101 after a 10-yard run in the fourth quarter. Detroit leads New England 23-10. The home crowd, apparently well...
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Team Europe's Roger Federer celebrates a men's singles tennis match win against Team World's John Isner at the Laver Cup, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Jim Young)
September 23, 2018 - 9:09 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Alexander Zverev beat Kevin Anderson on Sunday night to give Team Europe a victory in the second Laver Cup. Zverev won the final five points to defeat Anderson 6-7, 7-5, (10-7). His victory helped Team Europe beat Team World 13-8. "Obviously it was an amazing feeling," Zverev said. "...
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